Home Affairs ordered to compensate asylum seekers over 2014 data breach – Security

The Division of House Affairs has been ordered to compensate virtually 1300 asylum seekers for inadvertently publishing their personalized data on line in 2014.

It comes 6 decades right after the then Division of Immigration and Border Security was originally identified to have breached the Privateness Act in excess of the information leak that impacted a whole of 9250 folks.

The breach transpired when the department accidentally produced public a database containing the personalized data of all folks held on Xmas Island and in a mainland detention facility.

Data, including full names, nationalities, dates of beginning, gender and boat arrivals, was accessible for 8 times on the department’s internet site and a even more seven times on Archive.com ahead of it was taken out.

In a perseverance [pdf] posted on Wednesday, privacy commissioner Angelene Falk claimed 1297 asylum seekers would be paid compensation for non-financial loss or hurt arising from

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